The Board of Governors, the powerful group that oversees Florida’s university system, is comprised of 17 members. Three of them are UF Levin College of Law graduates.
The board was created in 2003 by the passage of constitutional Amendment 11 to manage higher education as well as strengthen the role of the 11 individual university Boards of Trustees.
John Dasburg (JD 73) is chairman, president, CEO and co-owner of ASTAR Air Cargo. Previously he was president and CEO of Burger King and Northwest Airlines and president of Marriott’s Lodging Group. Dasburg is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2001 Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished Americans, and is active in civic affairs and on the board of several for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises.
Lynn Pappas (JD 76) is a shareholder in Pappas Metcalf Jenks & Miller in Jacksonville, specializing in commercial real property practice, environmental law, real estate finance and general business practice. She served as chair of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2002 and is active in numerous civic and professional organizations.
Ava Parker (JD 87) is a partner for Lawrence, Parker & Neighbors in Jacksonville. Her activities include serving as general counsel at Edward Waters College from 1995 through 1997, as president of the Florida Chapter National Bar Association and as a member of the University of Central Florida Board of Trustees.